Affiliate links

Learn about our affiliate partnerships, which power shopping links on our online telescope and equipment reviews, as well as other pages across the website.

What are affiliate links?

Affiliate links connect retailers and publishers. If someone clicks on a shopping link on a publisher site like BBC Sky at Night Magazine, a cookie is enabled to allow the retailer to associate any purchase back to the publisher so that they can take a percentage of the revenue.

How does it work on

The affiliate links on BBC Sky at Night Magazine are powered by our partners Monetizer 101, Skimlinks and Amazon Associates.

Skimlinks works by aggregating over 65 affiliate networks and over 27,000 affiliate programmes to connect a publisher, such as BBC Sky at Night Magazine, with a retailer. It turns existing retailer links on BBC Sky at Night into their equivalent affiliate links. Similarly, Amazon tracks purchases through affiliate links logged in its Associates dashboard.

Monetizer 101 provides price comparison widgets to give our users a way of quickly comparing and exploring multiple retailers who sell the products we have reviewed.

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How do I buy the products online?

If you decide to purchase a product that’s been recommended on our review or other pages, you are able to do so by clicking through to your desired retailer to make a purchase on their website. When you do this, a new window will open and you will be taken to a third party site that’s completely separate to BBC Sky at Night Magazine. No purchase will be made directly on the BBC Sky at Night Magazine website.

Is BBC Sky at Night Magazine writing reviews based on its affiliate partnerships?

Absolutely not. Our affiliate partners in no way influence BBC Sky at Night Magazine editorial content. Products reviewed are chosen first-hand and solely by the BBC Sky at Night Magazine team, and will feature regardless of whether or not affiliate partners are able to generate commission from a retailer link.

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